Saturn in Cancer
Saturn in Cancer is not very emotionally demonstrative. They prefer to hide their inner thoughts and feelings. Home and family is of utmost importance. They often give up other opportunities to take care of their family. They often have a strong bond with their family members, though they have trouble expressing it. Life lessons include learning to feel empathy and the value of responsibility.
Saturn in Cancer can easily be depressed. They may appear clingy or fearful. They constantly need to overcome insecurity. They may obsess about creating the love they feel they missed out on as a child. While they hate feeling dependent on others, they constantly need to be reassured they are loved and needed. They often feel that no matter how much they accumulate, it isn’t enough. Once they realize this, they can make great strides towards self-confidence and feelings of security. It is a giant step once they realize they can do this on their own.
Cancer Saturn may be slightly restricted by their past. They may feel guilty about the past. Having a home and family make them feel secure and in control. They have a good survivalist instinct, and they often make the best of difficult situations. They need to remember that difficulties that present themselves are opportunities.
Physically, they may experience issues with the chest, breasts and stomach. They may feel unnourished emotionally or spiritually, and this may manifest as a physical ailment. Hypersensitivity, inhibitions and emotional insecurity all contribute to these issues and need to be overcome for success. Because of this hypersensitivity, emotional upheavals experienced as a child may create fear and insecurity well into adulthood.
They may try to build a wall around themselves to keep others at a distance. Self-acceptance is a giant step towards a better life. Learning how to heal that child within and address those old fears will help heal the adult with Saturn in Cancer as well.
If you have Saturn in Cancer, you are protective and persevering and you worry over loved ones. You can be moody, fearful and insecure perhaps because you feel unloved, probably by one or both parents. These feelings may bring on within you feelings of inadequacy toward your own ability to be a parent. As a parent you may be very demanding and a strict disciplinarian to your children.
Emotional depression is something you need to conquer. Your unconscious fear of being hurt by others can cause you to withdraw from too close an emotional involvement with others. You are kind, but may lack empathy. You can be so busy protecting yourself from hurts that you are unable to see the hurts of others.
There is a tendency for improper digestion due to the lack of certain digestive juices in the stomach. It would be best if you did not drink liquids with your meals (except milk, which is a food). There is a need to curb the appetite, as it can get you into trouble. Land and property may give you emotional security and alleviate feelings of not having something to fall back on.